Kendall Alaimo is a lot of things. She is an international activist, a clinical educator, a professionally trained artist, but most importantly Kendall is a survivor. Kendall is a survivor of child sex trafficking. What survived is her voice and she is using it around the world to innovate clinical care for complex trauma survivors. Kendall is an expert in child sexual abuse prevention and medical modalities for complex trauma recovery.
After years working in the prevention of sex crimes against children, Kendall began to see that the picture was bigger and that trauma extended far beyond child sexual abuse. Kendall was deeply concerned about the lack of effective clinical care for not only child sexual abuse survivors but for veterans, first responders, refugees and victims of crime. She has spoken both domestically and internationally in her mission to educate, support and provide hope to populations affected by the fallout of all types of trauma through her Trauma Talk.
Additionally, Kendall has a collaborative partnership with Difference Makers LLC. Difference Makers is a team of expert speakers from around the United States whose primary goals are to address sexual and domestic violence in military and civilian communities around the globe. Through Difference Makers LLC Kendall has trained the US Military, the US Coast Guard and international security personnel on complex PTSD, human trafficking, child abuse prevention and resiliency.
On January 25th, 2021 Kendall was appointed onto the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC) by The Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) a branch of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. ISTAC is made up of 21 survivor leader members from 14 countries working to combat trafficking in human beings.
She is a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, Kendall also studied her craft in Japan and was selected to participate as an international artist in residence at The Centro Selva Center for Arts and Sciences in the Amazon Jungle, Peru. She believes in using art as a catalyst to create dialog around child sex trafficking. Her art is bright and playful in its aesthetics but dark in the truthful narrative she hopes to shed light on.
Kendall is a member of the Sexual Assault Advocacy Network (SAAN) and Survivor Alliance.
To date her work has reached over sixty countries.